Colonial Revival – Paxton, IL (George F. Barber) – $122,500

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Added to OHD on 5/29/18 - Last OHD Update: 5/29/18 - 22 Comments
450 E Center St, Paxton, IL 60957









Large corner lot. Historical 2700 sq ft 2 story 3 to 4 bedroom 1 1/2 bath home with original leaded glass, woodwork on both floors, church windows, open oat stairway with oak servants stairs, fireplaces, central air with forced air gas heat, a large walk out terrace from the 2nd floor with covered activity porch on 1st floor. Newer 2.5 garage out back with an asphalt drive. There is also a raised deck out the back. Just add your needed improvements and you have a fine home you will want to show.
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22 Comments on Colonial Revival – Paxton, IL (George F. Barber) – $122,500

  1. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 8252 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’m 99.5% sure this is a Barber design and built on or before 1908 rather than the 1920 date given.

  2. Scott Cunningham says: 371 comments

    That’s a whole lot of house for $129K… Wow!!

  3. Betsy Frisch says: 165 comments

    Really nice. I like the carpets, but think wood floors would make the interior more cohernet. Wish there were a full photo of the stair case

  4. Paul WPaul W says: 578 comments

    Looks like it was last done in the 1980’s based on wallpaper and carpet. Removal of that will vastly improve the feel of the house. Looks like a lot of house for the money just need redecorating and that’s easy to do.

  5. Brendan says: 70 comments

    I really love the stained glass at the entry foyer as well as the windows on the stairs!

  6. Lotusflame says: 18 comments

    I wish they’d showed the ‘large’ corner lot. I want to know how large!

    • gbellous says: 35 comments

      Lot Dimensions: 88.75 X 160 listed on Zillow under additional features

    • darla says: 109 comments

      I’m on a corner lot and the amount of snow shoveling I do is prohibitive.
      I’m in metro Denver, and wonder what this area’s snowfall is and laws regarding time-frame on required shoveling.

  7. Lyn says: 10 comments

    Paxton is a nice, quiet little town between Kankakee and Champaign right off of 57. There are many intact old houses there that have listed for well over $225K, so this is a bargain. It has some great details like the stained glass and natural woodwork. I see a lot of work going into kitchen and bathroom(s) and let’s have a carpeting rip-up party!

  8. Polished Hippy says: 71 comments

    We have the same house in the town where I live:

    A good deal pricer, though!

  9. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4048 comments

    Paxton does, as Chris noted, have a number of George F. Barber designed houses. Overall, the old architecture in this smaller town is remarkable considering its size. The rather sluggish local economy and higher Illinois taxes keep property prices relatively low. Seems like a fine old house for the money.

  10. Lissie says: 297 comments

    Amazing, with a little fixing and cleaning it would be so beautiful

  11. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 8252 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted in 2016, just pulling out of the archives, moving to front page. Comments above may be older.

  12. TXJewelTXJewel says: 176 comments
    1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
    Strawn, TX

    Call me crazy, but I actually really like the downstairs carpet. I think I would leave it in a few of the rooms.

  13. Glorybe says: 143 comments

    What a beauty-Gotta LOVE the Barber style!

  14. Sandra says: 94 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Rochester, MN

    Oh my goodness is this beautiful! Thanks so much for the post! Wondrous windows & beautiful woodwork! Agree early 1900s & not as late as 1920.


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